Detoxing your body is fantastic for your health; it gives you immediate results including enhanced energy, better skin, easier digestion, and clearer thinking.
BUT did you know that through your stay here at Amchara Detox Retreats you can expect weight loss of between 5 and 20lbs?
In fact, the average percentage of body-weight most clients lose on a 7 day juice fast is between 5 and 8%!
We’ve all tried fad diets – the Low Carb Diet, the NO Carb Diet, the Cabbage Diet, the Hollywood Diet, the Vinegar Diet, the Lets-Use-a-Child-Size-Plate Diet?!
It’s no wonder we all have such negative connotations with all these so called “wonder” diets promising to rid us of those last few pesky pounds or change our lives, when all we really end up with is hunger and irritability!
Supported fasting could be your answer; instead of constantly taking away from our bodies the foods we want, it changes our thinking by helping to wean us from those cravings and sugar addictions which just keep getting in the way! The nutrient rich Juices you receive throughout the detox retreats contain psyllium husks, which keep us full, so hunger isn’t a worry.
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Did you know that our body stores toxins and unwanted poisonous substances in our fat cells?
During a juice fast, normal calorie consumption is restricted and the body relies on reserved fat stores as an alternative energy source, hence the reason behind your weight loss during a fast.
The process of breaking down fat for energy, releases stored toxins for excretion through the organs of elimination such as the kidneys, lungs, colon, liver and skin leaving you leaner, happier and stronger!
The first days of a diet are crucial.
If you can’t get motivated at the beginning, you never will.
A detox can provide that motivation while, at the same time, preparing your body to flush away the pounds.
Detox is a very general word used by different people in different ways, but usually meaning something done to rid the body of certain toxins.
Why would a detox help with weight loss? Let’s focus on colon detox’s.
Your intestines are responsible for what food gets in and out of your body.
That alone explains why you should have it cleansed and working as well as possible if you want to see any weight loss.
But that isn’t the only reason. Inside your colon live thousands of bacteria, many of which cause inflammation throughout your body.
Inflammation will hinder any weight loss attempt by reducing metabolism and causing you to feel tired, and so less likely to exercise.
By cleansing the colon, you will remove this source of inflammation and your body will increase its metabolism, you will gain energy and feel light.
Melting away the fat will be much easier.
How do you keep your colon like this?
Easy – eat a balanced diet rich in fibre and fruits and undergo periodic colon cleansing detox’s or colonic irrigation.
The Almond Board of California did a study on individuals who eat almonds regularly.
The study showed the individuals that ate almonds experienced weight loss due to the high magnesium and vitamin E content of almonds.
Research found that the daily consumption of almonds not only helped individuals feel full, but they also caused a decrease in carbohydrates consumed.
I know that we have heard that nuts are very high in fat.
This is true mainly for peanuts, but the benefits of eating nuts especially almonds outweigh the fear of consuming to much fat.
Almonds are also high in fibre and research shows that because of this, fats aren’t as readily absorbed.
According to the study, eating one to three ounces of almonds daily helps lower LDL cholesterol levels and doesn’t contribute to weight gain.
One of the study's authors said:
"This study is important because it shows that eating almonds can significantly boost levels of vitamin E in the diet and bloodstream. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that defends your cells against damage on a daily basis and prevents artery-clogging oxidation of cholesterol. Eating a handful of almonds a day is a great way to get the vitamin E your body needs to stay healthy."
Ella Haddad, DrPH, RD, Loma Linda University, CA
Most people don’t get enough magnesium and vitamin E in their diet.
Eating almonds daily helps to correct this deficiency.
They are also a great source of protein.
A lot of nutritionists don’t like to suggest eating nuts for snacks because of their fat content, but as long as one doesn’t eat a lot (not more than a small handful daily) it is very beneficial and outweighs the fear of consuming too much fat.
However, peanuts are very laden with fat and these should be limited.
Body wraps for weight loss have become a popular alternative treatment for losing unwanted body fat quickly, drawing excess stored water and toxins out of the body and literally leading to a loss that can be measured in inches in just one session.
Since toxins are drawn out through the pores, this also makes it much easier for many people to lose cellulite in problem areas.
The deterrent that keeps most people from trying body wraps as a method for losing weight is the expense, and typically the best results require five or more wraps in a particular area.
Fortunately, it is not difficult to make your own wraps at home, from inexpensive ingredients.
The basic body wrap simply involves applying bandages to the target area that have been pre-soaked in various solutions containing herbs; when the wrap is applied, the solution is absorbed by the pores, the pores open, and toxins are drawn out into the bandage.
After a few hours, the bandage is removed, taking the toxins with it, and any residue is easily removed through bathing.
The body-wrap ingredient with the most commonly reported benefits is Dead Sea mud, or other mud that comes from a mineral spring, making it rich in so-called “mineral salts” capable of quickly leeching toxic substances out of your body.
Other supplemental ingredients can be added to the mud “base” of the wrap, including salts, essential oils, and soothing agents like aloe vera. The most essential ingredient, however, is the mud.
In addition to the weight-loss benefits, many users also report at least temporary relief from conditions such as arthritis and chronic joint pain after a wrap.
The drainage of toxins can have a number of side benefits for health, and the wrapping process also helps to drain excess built-up toxins from the lymph system.
In addition, people who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, or any other chronic or acute skin condition can often find relief from a body wrap, since the wrap naturally exfoliates the skin it comes in contact with, removing dead cells and leaving the skin refreshed.
Many people also report finding the process very relaxing, almost like getting a massage in the comfort of their own home.
For best results, you should apply body wraps to a particular area weekly for six weeks, and follow up with an additional wrap once a month after that to help ensure lasting weight loss.
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Almond Board of California: http://www.almonds.co.uk/